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Congress Considering A Pay-Per-Mile Road Tax

With gas taxes bringing in less and less revenue, states like Massachusetts and Washington are considering a pay per mile tax. This idea of charging drivers a taxed based on how much they drive is even being bandied about Congress. Basically a pay per mile tax, or Vehicle Mile Tax, would charge American drivers per mile driven instead of charging the current 18.4 cent-per-gallon Federal gasoline tax they pay now.

February 12th

MUTE Budget EV is Coming to Frankfurt

The MUTE electric car is the latest project from a group of engineering students over at the  Technical University of Munich (TUM), who are set to show off their latest project at this September’s 2011 Frankfurt auto show. TUM’s MUTE was designed to be low weight and ultra-efficient, like most EVs, but the team promises […]

July 24th

New Fuel Economy Standards are Not Counterproductive

[social_buttons] Listening to NPR’s Morning Edition yesterday, there was a segment in which some environmentalists lamented Obama’s new fuel economy standards as being a small drop in the bucket for what needs to be done to solve our climate problems. While this is true, two comments made by Harvard University Professor, Robert Stavins, during that […]

May 21st

Report: America’s Love Affair With Cars is Ending

According to a just-released report from the well-respected Brookings Institution, the US is experiencing its longest and quickest decline in the amount of driving since World War Two — a decline which the report’s authors claim marks a permanent shift away from the automobile and towards other forms of transportation. [social_buttons] The report, The Road… […]

December 17th